8 April 2014
A new grant will enable an interdisciplinary University team from Geography and Politics make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing what is a major concern in contemporary British society.
4 April 2014
University of Southampton researchers have had a high-profile role in creating the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.
2 April 2014
Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.
27 March 2014
A study by the University of Southampton suggests that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later in the year and Spring is starting slightly earlier.
3 March 2014
Getting caught in one of the biggest floods Cambodia has seen in years wasn't part of Geography and environment research fellow Chris Hackney's fieldwork plans - but it turned out to be a great opportunity for scientists to learn how rivers behave in extreme conditions.
17 February 2014
Josh Green, PhD Student in Geography and environment has completed an internship at the Department of Health.
10 February 2014
Michael Allchin, MSc in Geographical Information Systems (Online) student has won joint first prize for his dissertation in this year’s GIScRG Masters Dissertation competition. Titled ‘Application of growing self-organising maps to the data-driven classification of hydrological catchments’, Michael's dissertation explored the potential of Growing Self-Organising Maps, a type of Artificial Neural Network which implements unsupervised data mining, to characterise and classify catchments throughout the Province of Alberta, on the basis of comprehensive descriptions of landscape Form, climate Forcing, hydrometrically-manifested Function, and a combination of all of these.
7 February 2014
An international team of researchers, including Professor Mary Edwards at the University of Southampton, has used DNA testing to give a unique view of the diet of large mammals which roamed the northern hemisphere in the last ice-age.
29 January 2014
Our Winter edition of Altitude is now available for you to view online below.
29 January 2014
David Sear, Professor in Physical Geography from Geography and Environment appeared on the BBC News channel on Monday (27th January) talking about the recent period of flooding and responding to the current situation in Somerset. He pointed out that floods start on the land, and that along with targeted dredging where it can be shown to be beneficial, other solutions are needed, including working with farmers in the headwaters to reduce the release of water and sediment into lowland rivers.